Labyrinth fish. General characteristic
Who are labyrinth fish and why are they so called? This name was given to them for the so-called "labyrinth" of passages pierced by blood vessels, which is located on…

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What water to pour into the aquarium
If you are a beginner aquarist, then you have to perform a lot of preparatory work for the launch of the aquarium. Even if you can not wait to start…

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Barbus
G. Meinken (1972) proposed to divide the genus into 4 new genera-Barbus (species with two pairs of well-developed maxillary mustache, scales soft), Barbodes (two pairs of maxillary antennae, scales large),…

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elongated aquariums

Cichlids

You can find small cichlids about 5 cm, and there are half a meter. The natural habitat of cichlids is quite wide, they live around the world, but the most popular cichlids of Africa, South and Central America. Most captive cichlids come from the Great African lakes: Malawi, Tanganyika, and the Amazon.

Social behavior

Due to the large number of cichlid species, it is very difficult to distinguish any typical behavior for them. But, nevertheless, it is safe to say that many cichlids are characterized by aggressive behavior. Also, cichlids are very caring parents. Continue reading

Argues

Karpoed has the form of a flat rounded translucent turtle gray-green with four pairs of feathery swimming legs. In the initial stage, the crustacean is barely visible to the naked eye, but in the adult state it can reach 4-6 mm. It is very mobile, floats freely, but prefers to accumulate in the midst of plants. Attacking fish, carp eater bites into the skin, bites through it and sucks blood. From biting it on the body of the fish produced wounds that often become a gateway for infection. Destroy carp eating mechanically, removing from the aquarium affected fish and removing the parasite with tweezers. Continue reading

Astyanax

Texas-Panama. Length – up to 9 cm. the Body is high, compressed from the sides. The color is silver, with a brass sheen. The top is olive, in the back half of the body there is a dark stripe. The fins are reddish.

In the caves of San Luis Potosi (Mexico), this species forms a blind race. In blind fish, the eyes are covered with growths. The skin is devoid of pigmentation, pink, colorless fins. Females are fuller. Despite their blindness, fish are very mobile and playful. Obstacles and they find food through the organs of the lateral line and sense of Smell.

It is best to keep blind fish separately in species elongated aquariums without plants with stones that do not have sharp edges, at a temperature of 18-24 °C. water of medium hardness. Continue reading

Labyrinth fish: gourami, cockerels, macropods
The body of the gourami is very much flattened on the sides, high. The fins on the abdomen are long and filamentous, the anal fin is long, the dorsal fin…

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How to decorate an aquarium with your own hands
Beautifully decorate the aquarium-not an easy job, but it is feasible even for a novice aquarist. And since most fish lovers put at home these artificial ponds just for decoration,…

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Aquascaping is the modern art of aquarium decoration
Aquascaping is the modern art of aquarium decoration Aquascaping is now a popular direction in design, which will help to make a work of art out of an ordinary aquarium.…

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Anubias (Anubias)
It is not surprising that many species grow slowly in the aquarium. Leathery leaves, departing from the creeping rhizome, remain green for several years. Propagated by dividing the rhizome, which…

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